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Samsung Chromebook Pro delay blamed on Android app support

Samsung Chromebook Pro delay blamed on Android app support

It is nearly a year since Google promised the invasion of Android apps on Chromebooks. It is also nearly half a year since Samsung and Google flaunted the Chromebook Plus 2-in-1, promised to have full Android app support. Neither have yet come to fruition in any substantial, let alone final way. Although is lesser sibling, the Chomebook Plus, has long launched in the market, the Samsung Chromebook Pro remains unlisted. And, according to The Verge, it could very well be due to that Android app support.

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Galaxy S8 models said to have different UFS storage types

Galaxy S8 models said to have different UFS storage types

Manufacturers don't usually rattle off component models and sources for a variety of reasons. One is to protect their partners and another is to save majority of consumers from boredom. But thanks to some recent events, consumers might be a bit more paranoid about those unidentified components. Astute observers and powers users are now bringing forward the speculation that Samsung might have put different kinds of data storage chips inside the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8, which unavoidably brings up a similar but more severe case with the Huawei P10.

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Tablet shipments declined for the tenth quarter in a row, says IDC

Tablet shipments declined for the tenth quarter in a row, says IDC

PCs may have finally caught a break in the first quarter of 2017, but the same can't be said of tablets. At least, that's the depressing (for tablets) picture that IDC is painting. As of Q1 2017, the tablet market has only shipped 36.2 million, a year-over-year drop of 8.5%. More than just the disappointing numbers, this marks the tenth quarter that tablet numbers have been sinking. Which means that tablets have started to wane for more than two years now.

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AT&T Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 Active get Android 7.0 Nougat

AT&T Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 Active get Android 7.0 Nougat

With all the attention being lavished on the Galaxy S8, you'd presume that Samsung and carriers have probably forgotten about older devices. That is especially true if said device is about 2 years old. Barely making it to the cut, the Galaxy S6 family, launched in 2015, got their Android Nougat update way back in March. That is, at least the European ones. Catching up before it forgets, AT&T is finally rolling out the same update to the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, and Galaxy S6 Active.

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Samsung Bixby Vision’s Amazon feature finally works on Verizon

Samsung Bixby Vision’s Amazon feature finally works on Verizon

Samsung's highlight feature for the Galaxy S8, aside from its Infinity Display, has had a rather rough start. Bixby, its self-made smart assistant, didn't exactly launch guns a blazing. Even worse if you happened to be on Verizon, where Bixby's already limited starting features were even more limited. For its part, Verizon did acknowledge the issue and promised a fix soon. That soon has finally arrived, at least according to some users, who can finally use Bixby Vision to shop on Amazon.

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Galaxy S8 and S8+ red tint fix arrives on T-Mobile, but it’s imperfect

Galaxy S8 and S8+ red tint fix arrives on T-Mobile, but it’s imperfect

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ phones are a hit, but they're not quite perfect. Users have complained about a strong red tint on some of the handsets' displays which Samsung has denied is a bug. In response to the user complaints, the Korean company developed a software fix or sorts that gives users manual control over the various colors of the screen, enabling them to adjust the colors to their own preference. That fix has rolled out to T-Mobile customers, but not everyone is happy about it.

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Galaxy S8 Battery Life Optimization Tips and Tricks

Galaxy S8 Battery Life Optimization Tips and Tricks

It's time to face reality. User removable batteries are never going to return, at least not in the foreseeable future, leaving us at the mercy of sockets and power banks. The Samsung Galaxy S8 and especially the Galaxy S8+ come with more or less decent packs, but they too will eventually need to juice up. We aren't completely helpless, however. There are a few things one can do which, though simple and small, can add up to minutes, even hours, of usage, delaying the inevitable meeting with a charging cable. Here's just a few of them.

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Samsung Marshmallow is an all-in-one parental control app for Galaxy phones

Samsung Marshmallow is an all-in-one parental control app for Galaxy phones

While some still advocate for keeping tech out of kids' hands until they're older, many parents are opting to introduce their kids at a young age. With that comes the tricky issue of management, though -- trying to stay hands-off without letting the device usage run unmonitored. That's where Samsung's new Marshmallow app comes in...and no, it doesn't have anything to do with Android Marshmallow. This parental control app enables parents to limit their kid's screen time and more.

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Note 8 vs Galaxy S8: Do I buy now or wait for the phablet?

Note 8 vs Galaxy S8: Do I buy now or wait for the phablet?

By all reports, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is a barnstorming success. Indeed, there are only really two phones that could overshadow it: Apple's iPhone 8 and, ironically, Samsung's own Galaxy Note 8. Expected to make its big debut at the end of the year, the new phablet has some fiery shoes to fill.

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Samsung’s self-driving cars let loose onto public roads

Samsung’s self-driving cars let loose onto public roads

Samsung's self-driving cars are headed to public roads, though the autonomous vehicles will initially only be tested in South Korea. The company announced it was weighing into the driverless vehicle business back in 2015, though its strategy is more about components than a whole vehicle. Don't expect the "Samsung Galaxy Car", but at the same time don't be surprised if the next vehicle you buy has some Samsung components inside.

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Bixby Voice rolls out in Korea, US not far behind

Bixby Voice rolls out in Korea, US not far behind

The day has finally come when the Samsung Galaxy S8 will finally reach its full potential. Or, at least that's the theory. When the smartphone launched, it came with a smart assistant that was sadly less capable than promised. Bixby lacked its most advertised feature of all: voice control. Samsung did promise that would soon follow, and, at least for those in South Korea, that "soon" is "now" as Bixby Voice finally rolls out to the market, with the US following soon.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 bug causes phone to keep restarting

Samsung Galaxy S8 bug causes phone to keep restarting

Poor Samsung. Following its fix for that we-swear-it's-not-a-bug reddish screen tint issue comes the realization of another growing problem: an increasing number of handset owners say their phone keeps restarting on its own. The issue has affected many upset owners who have taken to Reddit, Samsung's own forums, and other online destinations to complain. Some report the handset failing to turn back on following a reboot while others say it may be related to an issue with the microSD card.

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